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5th Railway Forum 2017

Railway’s future is being discussed in Berlin

In cooperation with renowned partners from the railway industry and beyond the 5th RAILWAY FORUM Berlin 2017 – Europe’s biggest rail supplier conference in 2017 – with Deutsche Bahn AG as Competence Partner will take place at on August 30 and 31, 2017.

The railway industry is changing. Increasing global competition between train and component manufacturers, competition between train operators in Germany and Europe as well as intermodal competition with other, partly new modes of transport (electric cars, long distance buses) request railway’s value system to transform and innovate. The changes force the industry to exchange information and ideas to take action.

Railway’s challenges and further topics will be discussed at the 5th RAILWAY FORUM on August 30 and 31, 2017 in Berlin. Patrons and idea generators of the conference are Uwe Günther, CPO, Deutsche Bahn AG und Kay Euler, CTO & CQO, Deutsche Bahn AG. At the RAILWAY FORUM Berlin more than 700 deciders from the railway industry meet to discuss future trends, strategic insights and industrial solutions.

In response to the stated challenges, four strategic railway industry objectives that both operators and industry want to achieve frame the conference. They are: a) competitive, b) international, c) digital and d) automated. The conference will focus on these strategic objectives which will guide all speeches and workshops on both days.

Selected program highlights are the speeches of Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG, Birgit Bohle, CEO, DB Fernverkehr AG, Prof. Weiping Yu, Vice President, CRRC Corporation Ltd., Jochen Engert, Member of the Executive Board, FlixBus DACH GmbH, Nick Hughes, Sales Director & Member of the Management Team, Hitachi Rail Europe, Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies or Michael Peter, CEO Business Unit Mobility Management, Siemens Mobility.

Next to the conference, there will be an enlarged exhibition divided into 6 different areas: a) Vehicle Technology, b) Maintenance & Production Plants, c) Rail Infrastructure & Construction, d) Vehicle Interiors & Services, e) Systems and IT Solutions and f) Other Services. In all these areas, the participants are looking for innovative solutions that will take the railway system into the future.


Pictures of the Railway Forum 2016